Ant McPartlin pleads GUILTY to drink-driving after crash that injured young girl
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Ant McPartlin pleads GUILTY to drink-driving after crash that injured young girl

ANT McPartlin has pleaded guilty to drink-driving less than a month after a road collision which injured a four-year-old girl.

The presenter faced a scrum of photographers and reporters as he walked up the steps to Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court this afternoon to answer to the charge against him.

Inside the courtroom, he spoke only to confirm his name, age, address and nationality before pleading guilty to a single charge of drink-driving.

The 42-year-old was twice over the legal alcohol limit when he was involved in a three-car crash in London on March 18.

His breathalyser reading was 75mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath, with the legal limit being 35.

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The collision in Richmond resulted in a four-year-old girl needing hospital treatment.

McPartlin is facing up to six months in prison and an unlimited fine.

The Newcastle native stood down from all of his TV commitments to return to rehab last month, having sought treatment last year for an addiction to prescription pain killers.

His co-host Declan Donnelly has hosted the remaining episodes of the latest series of Saturday Night Takeaway, and will also host the live stages of Britain's Got Talent on his own.